What a rip-off!


I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of these sunny pillows.  I excitedly put them on the bed this morning and what happened?  Thunder, and lightening and rain, that’s what!


Darn defective pillows.

Updated at 3:00 pm CST: The day just got better, yay!  It’s still raining, but hey at least it’s not thundering and lightening anymore.


But best of all, I got to go to lunch with my friend Libby at yummy Taco Deli, followed by a small excursion to Paper Place. Check out my loot:


Clockwise from top left: cupcake stationary with faces AND mustaches — how cute is that?  Text weight paper that I’m planning to cut into doilies to make a fun summer garland.  A retro desk bell that I plan to use for a joke on J (not sure how yet, exactly, but the Monty Python argument sketch comes to mind — ding!).  A super cool wooden folding carpenter’s ruler.  A box of notecards with drawings by Camilla Engman, have you heard of her?  Love her style.  AND!  Two packs of Japanese masking tape: fun polka dots and shiny silver and gold.  I’ve been kicking myself for not getting them when I first spotted them in Tokyo last fall, but now they are mine at last!  There’s two things missing from this photo: some paper with a woodgrain pattern embossed into it, and a little something else to play a joke on J with. YAY!

Do you have any fun weekend plans?  Saturday I’m leading a field trip at Simpson Prairie — can’t wait!  (Thinking I should take the pillows off the bed first tho, you know?  Just in case.) If you live near Austin or Waco and would like to come and see one of the prettiest prairies around then just let me know. Then Sunday I’m going to the first-ever Austin Renegade Craft Fair — I’ve been wanting to go to one of these in forever — so glad it’s finally coming to Austin, yay!


Hope your weekend is as delicious as a Vietnamese coffee on a dark, damp, rainy day,

17 Replies to “What a rip-off!”

  1. Those pillows are perfect for a rainy day – love them!!  (I’m always amazed at what cute things pbteen has…i like it better than the regular one :)!!

    1. I know!!!!!  I love their color combos too — they always make me happy :)

  2. Lisa,
    You are hillarious!  Yes yes, rain rain go away!  It’s been raining here for over a week!  OHIO

    1. I heard you guys were back down in the 20’s again earlier this week — at least NE Ohio where I grew up — crazy!

  3. Sounds like fun!  Hope the weather cooperates……if we lived closer, I would love to see this prairie! 
    My weekend plans include a used stamp sale!  It gets bigger each year, and I’ve found some nice older Hero stamps each time!  Really looking forward to it!  Our bad weather seems to have passed, though it’s not what you’d call warm here, but at least it’s to be sunny. 

    1. Oh Lin, that sounds like so much fun! :)

  4. Ah! You’re responsible for this weather – lol!! Enjoy your weekend, Lisa! Sounds like fun!

  5. the goodies look great!  Wish I could go to the prarie with you but it would be quite a drive and I will be spending the first part of my weekend with some very sweet preemies.

  6. Yay! I had lots of fun today Lisa, thanks for letting me kidnap you for a little while.  Your goodies look even more fun in your photos than they did in your shopping basket!  And I do love those pillows, even if they are defective.  hee hee!

  7. Great loot! In case you don’t have spave enough at home, feel free to send some of it to me! :D

  8. How fun!  Love those cheerful pillows and how neat you got to meet up with friends for yummy food and shopping, you just can’t beat that!

  9. hehe… it’s always a treat to visit your blog, Lisa! you always have fun things to share and i always leave with a big smile!! =) drooling over your super cute loot!! how cute is the stationary with mustached cupcakes?? LOL! LOVE IT!! Hope you have a beautiful sunny day and weekend!! =)

  10. Glad you day turned out to be great, Lisa!! Thank you for always sharing fun things with us, your blog just ROCK! Those beautiful papers and tapes just makes me giddy… heehee! Mmmmm…. the Vietnamese coffee, yummy!! Have a beautiful weekend!

  11. Your posts are always so inspiring!!!

  12. Hello Sunshine! Great pillows.
    I recently tried Vietnamese coffee. It was fabulous!

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